Quitting smoking

Hello, I had been smoking for several years, but now I understand how it harms my health and my budget. So several months ago I decided to quit cold turkey. I understood that it is a difficult way to quit at once, I decided to learn more about vaping and e-cigs. Do you know smth about it? Is it really helpful? And can it save some money? I have found several sites and resources about e-cigs ( like VapingDaily and others) but as I understood it is a bit expensive, so I need advice.
Thank you.
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  • I gave up smoking by vaping.

    It can be as cheap, or expensive, as you want it to be.

    What do you want to know?
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  • keithdc
    keithdc Posts: 459 Forumite
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    Frances96 wrote: »
    Hello, I had been smoking for several years, but now I understand how it harms my health and my budget. So several months ago I decided to quit cold turkey. I understood that it is a difficult way to quit at once, I decided to learn more about vaping and e-cigs. Do you know smth about it? Is it really helpful? And can it save some money? I have found several sites and resources about e-cigs ( like VapingDaily and others) but as I understood it is a bit expensive, so I need advice.
    Thank you.

    You only now understand that smoking is expensive and bad for your health???!!!

    Vaping is probably far cheaper than smoking.
  • Everyone must decide for himself how to manage his health. I decided to quit, but it turned out to be not so easy to do. I had to use special additives for cigarettes to reduce the craving for nicotine. If we estimate the total cash costs, then both options (vape and cigarettes) will be equally expensive.
  • Justnan
    Justnan Posts: 23 Forumite
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    First of all well done! I have been a smoker for 30 odd years, tried a couple of times to give up, the last time being around 12 years ago. I decided over Christmas I was going to try again with the help of vaping. I didn't want to put myself under any pressure and so am still having a couple of cigarettes a day (no more than 3) if i want one. I still feel however that it is still a great achievement after smoking 20 a day for so long. I am using a vape pen and I cant believe how easy it has been ( yes i know i am still having a few!) The vape pens I am using are not cheap but they are certainly cheaper that all those cigarettes. My aim by March is to be completely cigarette free. I wish you well.
  • Tasha86
    Tasha86 Posts: 40 Forumite
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    Hi I posted a link about vype 3epens doing a 14 day free trial with free delivery on the starter packs. Check my threads to find exact link to page n read the terms and conditions as u will b charged for device after 14 days unless returned
    Tasha :)
  • McKneff
    McKneff Posts: 38,822 Forumite
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    My opinion about vaping will go down like a lead balloon.
    You are still smoking if you are picking somethinp to'smoke'
    Preparing it, then dragging this stuff into your lungs.
    You are going through all the motions of smoking, except for the nicotine,
    Vaping can be just as difficult to get off. You think its healthier because of this so most people jist dont bother giving up. They just vape for years...
    I gave up nearly 5 years ago after 20 plus a day, with 6 weeks of patches and a lot of determination. Of course it was difficult but if i can do it after over 50 years odf smoking, anyone can. Having said all that, good luck with it all keep your mind busy
    make the most of it, we are only here for the weekend.
    and we will never, ever return.
  • StevieJ
    StevieJ Posts: 20,174 Forumite
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    Try reading this book it is amazing (look at the reviews). It helped me to quit 'cold turkey' and it has helped countless others. I had tried many ways to quit but after reading the book I realised it is about getting your mind in the right place. The guy that wrote the book used to smoke 80 a day, and quit using his method. Check out the video.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TL2Vh7goJc
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Allen-Carrs-Easy-Stop-Smoking-ebook/dp/B012YRMG76/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1551090425&sr=8-1&keywords=allan+carr
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stop-Smoking-Allen-Carr-Best-Selling/dp/1848589972/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1551090425&sr=8-11&keywords=allan+carr
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  • gardner1
    gardner1 Posts: 3,154 Forumite
    edited 25 February 2019 at 1:34PM
    I smoked 20 a day for 20 years and tried numerous times always giving up ranging from 1 day to nine months it was only after i had a hacking cough for 3 months (the first thing i did in morning was have a good cough then light a cig) i gave up in 2007 and haven't had one since.
    I had tried the chewing gum,patches.tablets and various other methods and none worked,best i did was 9 months which i thought id cracked it until i went into hospital for a vasectomy :eek:.I was so nervous about having the snip i bought a packet of 10 and smoked most of them before i had it done.
    In the end it was will power, loads of Wrigley's chewing gum and actually wanting to give up plus the smoking ban was coming and i didn't fancy having to go outside at work or pub to smoking shelter.
    I'm pleased that E-cigs and vaping wasn't around when i gave up as i don't think i would have managed,don't get me wrong i still fancy one every now and again but just one and id be back on 20 a day in no time.My missus always laughs at me when on holiday and sitting outside a cafe bar will always find a table next to a smoker.....still love the smell of a cigarette when having a beer:D
  • So many people at my work have "quit smoking and now only vape".

    It's a bit of a joke really, but I can't be bothered with the arguments with them.

    Allen Carr book sorted me out, i was probably a 40 a day smoker for over 10years. Was able to just quit 1 day near the end of the book with no side effects and have never wanted or had any cravings to smoke ever since (probably a good 5years ago now).
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